Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences (6th Revised edition)

Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences (6th Revised edition)

By: J. Robert Lilly (author), Francis T. Cullen (author), Richard A. Ball (author)Paperback

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The sixth edition of Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences builds on its prior success with updated coverage of criminological theory and a fresh look at policy implications. The new edition continues to offer a rich introduction to how scholars analyze crime in a clear, accessible text which moves readers beyond commonsense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. This thoroughly revised edition covers traditional and contemporary theory within a larger sociological and historical context. New to This Edition: Expanded coverage biosocial criminology that explores the latest research in this area and the perspective's growing policy implications. New tables that summarize theoretical developments and that can serve as useful study guides Comprehensive coverage of macro-level control theories, including collective efficacy theory, the systemic model, and cultural attenuation theory Discussions of new theoretical developments, including male peer support theory, a theory of African American offending, integrated cognitive antisocial potential theory, and social concern theory.?Expanded coverage of new directions in critical theory New sources that assess developments within, and the empirical status of, the major theories Updates of crime control policies and their connection to criminological theory. Selected entries on the student study site from the Cullen/Wilcox, Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory

About Author

J. Robert Lilly is Regents Professor of Sociology/Criminology and Adjunct Professor of Law at Northern Kentucky University. His research interests include the pattern of capital crimes committed by U.S. soldiers during World War II, the "commercial-corrections complex," juvenile delinquency, house arrest and electronic monitoring, criminal justice in the People's Republic of China, the sociology of law, and criminological theory. He has published in Criminology, the British Journal of Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, Social Problems, Legal Studies Forum, Northern Kentucky Law Review, Journal of Drug Issues, The New Scholar, Adolescence, Qualitative Sociology, Federal Probation, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, Justice Quarterly, and The Howard Journa of Criminal Justice. He has coauthored several articles and book chapters with Richard A. Ball, and he is coauthor of House Arrest and Correctional Policy: Doing Time at Home (1988). In 2003, he published La Face Cachee des GI's: Les Viols commis par des soldats amercains en France, en Angleterre et en Allemange pendat la Second Guerre mondial, 1942-1945. It was translated into Italian and published (2004) as Stuppi Di Guerra: Le Violenze Commesse Dai Soldati Americani in Gran Bretagna, Francia e Germania 1942-1945. It was published in English in 2007 as Taken by Force: Rape and American GIs in Europe During World War II. The latter work is part of his extensive research on patterns of crimes and punishments experienced by U.S. soldiers in WWII in the European theater of war. The Hidden Face of the Liberators, a made-for-TV documentary by Program 33 (Paris), was broadcast in Switzerland and France in March 2006 and was a finalist at the International Television Festival of Monte Carlo in 2007. He is the past treasurer of the American Society of Criminology. In 1988, he was a visiting professor in the School of Law at Leicester Polytechnic and was a visiting scholar at All Soul's College in Oxford, England. In 1992, he became a visiting professor at the University of Durham in England. Between 2006 and 2012, he was coeditor of The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. Francis T. Cullen is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati, where he also holds a joint appointment in sociology. He received a Ph.D. (1979) in sociology and education from Columbia University. Professor Cullen has published over 300 works in the areas of criminological theory, corrections, white-collar crime, public opinion, and the measurement of sexual victimization. He is author of Rethinking Crime and Deviance Theory: The Emergence of a Structuring Tradition and is coauthor of Reaffirming Rehabilitation, Corporate Crime Under Attack: The Ford Pinto Case and Beyond, Criminology, Combating Corporate Crime: Local Prosecutors at Work, Unsafe in the Ivory Tower: The Sexual Victimization of College Women, Correctional Theory: Context and Consequences. Environmental Corrections: A New Paradigm for Supervising Offenders in the Community, and Communities and Crime: An Enduring American Challenge. He also is coeditor of Criminological Theory: Past to Present-Essential Readings, Taking Stock: The Status of Criminological Theory, The Origins of American Criminology, the Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory, The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory, The Oxford Handbook of White-Collar Crime, The American Prison: Imagining a Different Future, Challenging Criminological Theory: The Legacy of Ruth Rosner Kornhauser, Sisters in Crime Revisited: Bringing Gender Into Criminology, Delinquency and Drift Revisited: The Criminology of David Matza and Beyond, Deterrence, Choice, and Crime: Contemporary Perspectives. Professor Cullen is a Past President of the American Society of Criminology and of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. In 2010, he received the ASC Edwin H. Sutherland Award. In 2013, he was honored by his alma mater, Bridgewater State University, with a Doctorate in Public Service. Richard A. Ball is Professor Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University. He received his doctorate from Ohio State University in 1965. He served as Program Head for Administration of Justice for the 12-campus Commonwealth College of Penn State and earlier as Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University. Professor Ball has also been a member of a number of editorial boards and an officer in different professional organizations. He has authored several monographs on community power structure and on correctional issues, and he has coedited two books on white-collar crime. He has authored or coauthored more than 100 articles and book chapters, including articles in the American Journal of Corrections, American Sociological Review, The American Sociologist, British Journal of Social Psychiatry, Correctional Psychology, Crime and Delinquency, Criminology, Deviant Behavior, Federal Probation, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, International Social Science Review, Journal of Communication, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Psychohistory, Justice Quarterly, Northern Kentucky Law Review, Qualitative Sociology, Rural Sociology, Social Forces, Social Problems, Sociological Focus, Sociological Symposium, Sociology and Social Welfare, Sociology of Work and Occupations, Urban Life, Victimology, and World Futures. He is Sage coauthor of House Arrest and Correctional Policy: Doing Time at Home (1988). His work extends beyond criminology to include philosophy, history, and cultural analysis as well as organizational dynamics and evaluation research. He has done cross-cultural field work, served as Chief, Central Testing Branch, U.S. Army, and worked in both state and federal correctional institutions. In 1996, he collaborated in the production of the T.V. documentary, A Year and a Day dealing with prison history. His honors include the Outstanding Researcher Award at West Virginia University and the Outstanding Scholar Award at Penn State. In 2014, his name was engraved on the Scholars Wall at Potomac State College as one of eight graduates of Potomac State to be so honored during the 100-year history of the institution.


Preface Acknowledgments CHAPTER 1: The Context and Consequences of Theory Theory in Social Context Theory and Policy: Ideas Have Consequences Context, Theory, and Policy: Plan of the Book Conclusion Further Readings CHAPTER 2: The Search for the "Criminal Man" Spiritualism The Classical School: Criminal as Calculator The Positivist School: Criminal as Determined The Consequence of Theory: Policy Implications Conclusion Further Readings CHAPTER 3: Rejecting Individualism: The Chicago School The Chicago School of Criminology: Theory in Context Shaw and McKay's Theory of Juvenile Delinquency Sutherland's Theory of Differential Association The Chicago School's Criminological Legacy Control and Culture in the Community Akers's Social Learning Theory The Consequences of Theory: Policy Implications Conclusion Further Readings CHAPTER 4: Crime in American Society: Anomie and Strain Theories Merton's Strain Theory Status Discontent and Delinquency The Criminological Legacy of "Classic" Strain Theory Agnew's General Strain Theory A Theory of African American Offending Crime and the American Dream: Institutional-Anomie Theory The Market Economy and Crime The Future of Strain Theory The Consequences of Theory: Policy Implications Conclusion Further Readings CHAPTER 5: Society as Insulation: The Origins of Control Theory Forerunners of Control Theory Early Control Theories Reckless's Containment Theory Sykes and Matza: Neutralization and Drift Theory Control Theory in Context Further Readings CHAPTER 6: The Complexity of Control: Hirschi's Two Theories and Beyond Hirschi's First Theory: Social Bonds and Delinquency Hirschi's Second Theory: Self-Control and Crime The Complexity of Control The Consequences of Theory: Policy Implications Conclusion Further Readings CHAPTER 7: The Irony of State Intervention: Labeling Theory The Social Construction of Crime Labeling as Criminogenic: Creating Career Criminals The Consequences of Theory: Policy Implications Extending Labeling Theory Conclusion Further Readings CHAPTER 8: Social Power and the Construction of Crime: Conflict Theory Forerunners of Conflict Theory Theory in Context: The Turmoil of the 1960s Advancing Conflict Theory: Turk, Chambliss, and Quinney Conflict Theory and the Causes of Crime Consequences of Conflict Theory Conclusion Further Readings CHAPTER 9: The Variety of Critical Theory Modernity and Postmodernity Postmodern Criminological Thought: The End of Grand Narratives? Looking Back at Early British and European Influences Early Left Realism The New Criminology Revisited Left Realism Today Changing Social Context New Directions in Criminological Theory: Death and the Birth of New Ideas The New European Criminology Green Criminology Cultural Criminology Convict Criminology Conclusion Further Readings CHAPTER 10: The Gendering of Criminology: Feminist Theory Background Prefeminist Pioneers and Themes The Emergence of New Questions: Bringing Women In The Second Wave: From Women's Emancipation to Patriarchy Varieties of Feminist Thought The Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender Masculinities and Crime Gendering Criminology Postmodernist Feminism and the Third Wave Consequences of Feminist Theory: Policy Implications Conclusion Further Readings CHAPTER 11: Crimes of the Powerful: Theories of White-Collar Crime The Discovery of White-Collar Crime: Edwin H. Sutherland Organizational Culture Organizational Strain and Opportunity Deciding to Offend State-Corporate Crime Consequences of White-Collar Crime Theory: Policy Implications Conclusion Further Readings CHAPTER 12: Bringing Punishment Back In: Conservative Criminology Context: The United States of the 1980s and Early 1990s Varieties of Conservative Theory Crime and Human Nature: Wilson and Herrnstein Crime and The Bell Curve: Herrnstein and Murray The Criminal Mind Choosing to Be Criminal: Crime Pays Crime and Moral Poverty Broken Windows: The Tolerance of Public Disorganization Consequences of Conservative Theory: Policy Implications Conclusion Further Readings CHAPTER 13: Choosing Crime in Everyday Life: Routine Activity and Rational Choice Theories Routine Activity Theory: Opportunities and Crime Rational Choice Theory Perceptual Deterrence Theory Situational Action Theory Conclusion Further Readings CHAPTER 14: The Search for the "Criminal Man" Revisited: Biosocial Theories Evolutionary Psychology: Darwin Revisited Social Concern Theory: Evolutionary Psychology Revisited Neuroscience: Neurological and Biochemical Theories Genetics Conclusion Further Readings CHAPTER 15: New Directions in Biosocial Theory: Perspectives and Policies Biosocial Risk and Protective Factors Environmental Toxins The Consequences of Theory: Policy Implications Conclusion Further Readings CHAPTER 16: The Development of Criminals: Life-Course Theories Integrated Theories of Crime Life-Course Criminology: Continuity and Change Criminology in Crisis: Gottfredson and Hirschi Revisited Patterson's Social-Interactional Developmental Model Moffitt's Life-Course-Persistent/Adolescence-Limited Theory Sampson and Laub: Social Bond Theory Revisited Rethinking Crime: Cognitive Theories of Desistance The Consequences of Theory: Policy Implications Conclusion Further Readings References Author Index Subject Index About the Authors

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  • ISBN13: 9781452258164
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  • Number Of Pages: 568
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  • ISBN10: 1452258163
  • edition: 6th Revised edition

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